Joseph Epstein

Joseph Epstein is an American essayist, short story writer, and editor known for his work in publications such as The American Scholar and Commentary. He has written on a wide range of topics including literature, culture, and personal memoirs.


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  1. 1. Snobbery: The American Version

    "Snobbery: The American Version" is a sociocultural analysis that delves into the nature of American snobbery, its origins, and how it manifests in various aspects of society including fashion, academia, politics, and wealth. The author argues that despite America's democratic ideals and claims of equality, snobbery is deeply ingrained in its culture and people, often subtly influencing their attitudes, behaviors, and social interactions. The book also explores the psychological aspects of snobbery, discussing how it affects both the snobs and those subjected to their attitudes.

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